Take a look at the current lineup of offerings from FCA, and what you find is a company that doesn’t take itself too seriously. That is only made more apparent by the sheer number of vehicles they offer with the 6.2L supercharged Hellcat V8 engine under the hood. The most recent addition to this lineup is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, which just so happens to be the most powerful, quickest, and fastest pickup on the market today. As we move into the holiday season, one Instagram User gave the hellacious truck a bit of a makeover. Move over Rudolph, Santa has a new ride this year.
Instagram User wb.artist20 asked their followers what sort of truck Jolly ol’ Saint Nick would drive if his magic sleigh was in the shop on Christmas night. Seeing as how this vehicle needs enough oomph to make it around the world in a single evening, the Ram 1500 TRX was the most popular choice. While we aren’t entirely sure what the conversion rate is, we think the TRX might just be able to match the traditional sleigh’s nine reindeerpower. With 702 horsepower and 650 lb. -ft. of torque on tap thanks to the Hellcat V8 engine, the Ram is able to reach a top speed of 118 mph. While the haters will say this is not fast enough to circumnavigate the globe in a matter of hours, this isn’t the first Hellcat-powered sleigh we’ve seen.
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You may recall the Redeye Express from 2018, a modified version of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. Customized to fit the needs of Santa Claus, the Redeye Express featured large skis in place of wheels, with the roof and doors being lopped off for ease of ingress and egress. This was a much more traditional take on a sleigh from Dodge, but we think that this new Ram might be a more practical choice.
Modifications to the pickup include a snowmobile-esque drive setup in place of traditional wheels and suspension, as well as a litany of festive green and red LEDs. The truck looks mostly stock beyond the skis, but we can’t help but notice how well the bed swallows up Santa’s large gift sack. We also have to imagine that the pickup is a more comfortable place to spend time in the frigid winter air, but then again we don’t live at the north pole.
If you wake up in the middle of the night on christmas eve to the screaming sounds of a supercharged Hemi, don’t fret. It is likely just Kris Kringle doing his thing. Or it’s your neighbor enjoying the empty holiday roadways.